I'm on the advisory board for #SXSW Accelerator and their #V2V program. Startups should definitely get engaged in both programs. Right now though, startups should take advantage of the opportunity to showcase their emerging technology product or service in front of industry leaders by participating in the 2014 SXSW V2Venture. This event takes place on July 15 & 16 as a part of the SXSW V2V Event, during which the startups can improve their product, launch, attract venture capitalists, polish your elevator pitch, receive media exposure, build brand awareness, network, socialize and experience all that SXSW V2V has to offer. The deadline to register is Friday, April 11, 2014, so visit http://sxswv2v.com/venture to enter today.